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The 12 Best, Most Affordable Gifts for Wine Lovers Who Have Everything

Every birthday and holiday, you struggle with the same challenge. You can’t think of anything to give your self-professed wine snob father-in-law, longtime best friend or boss. Giving wine is out of the question. You’ve seen their impressive wine cellar stocked with rare and expensive bottles. You worry you’d accidentally insult their taste by selecting a bottle … Continue reading The 12 Best, Most Affordable Gifts for Wine Lovers Who Have Everything

The Best Boozy Holiday Gifts For Your Boss

Shopping for the boss is tricky. It’s important to demonstrate a certain level of esteem for the person who signs your paychecks and approves your last-minute vacation day requests, but you don’t want to be overly familiar, either. Spending is similarly fraught. Skimping seems unprofessional, yet overspending could give the impression that you don’t need that raise … Continue reading The Best Boozy Holiday Gifts For Your Boss

Understanding The Ritual Of Decanting

Decanting isn’t just for the nobles on “Downton Abbey” or pricey bottles in fancy restaurants.  Like many seemingly precious wine practices (aggressive swirling, audible sniffing), decanting has a practical explanation. The primary reason to decant any wine is aeration. By pouring wine into another vessel, the juice gets exposed to oxygen rapidly. This “wakes up” flavors … Continue reading Understanding The Ritual Of Decanting

9 Great Gifts Every Beer Lover Doesn’t Already Have

Finding the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life can be challenging — especially if you yourself are not a total beer geek. The trick is straddling the three-way conundrum of things that a beer lover will enjoy, things that a beer lover doesn’t already have, and things that a beer lover will … Continue reading 9 Great Gifts Every Beer Lover Doesn’t Already Have